I loved my pregnancy with Winter. She was such a joy to carry in my belly. Now that she is 2.5 weeks old, sometimes I miss feeling her movements inside me:) But I wouldn’t trade her being here for anything! We just love our little girl! I thought it would be neat to do a little pregnancy wrap up/summary…so here it is:
How long was this pregnancy?: 40 weeks and 2 days
Total Weight Gain: 23 pounds! I feel AWESOME that I stayed within my goal weight gain amount (I wanted to stay under 30 lbs gained). It took a lot of work to keep my number at 23 pounds.
Stretchmarks: None, thankfully!
Best Moment of the Pregnancy: Getting the positive test in January. Plus I loved feeling her movements/hiccups inside my belly. SO SWEET! I miss it sometimes.
Movement: Winter was constantly “on the go” in my belly. She favored my right side, so I guess she will be a right handed girl. We will see. Now that she is born, she is SO strong….now I know why those kicks and jabs were so strong in my belly.
Belly Button: Out, but it’s back to an innie now.
Linea Nigra: None. Though I think while in Florida I got a bit of a pregnancy mask on my face. It’s gone now.
Workouts/Running While Pregnant: I ran ALL THE WAY UNTIL DELIVERY!! I feel absolutely so proud of myself for this! My running schedule was Sun/Tue/Thur with gym days on Mon/Wed/Fri. I ran several miles on my due date (Tue, 10/8), and then did a gym workout on Wed (10/9), and went into labor that evening. So I literally ran all the way until I possibly could:)
What I Missed Most While Pregnant: Feeling light and not being able to do “basic things” easily (bend over, paint toe nails, harder time running/working out, shaving, etc).
Biggest Cravings: Apples with peanut butter & vanilla greek yogurt.
# of positive pregnancy tests: 4 – at the end of January 2013 when 4 weeks pregnant
# ER visits: 0 – thankfully
# outie belly buttons: 1
# of intact belly button rings: 0 – I took my belly button ring out in the 1st trimester, will probably put it back in within a few weeks/months
# of stretch marks: 0 – lucky here
# weeks running while pregnant: 40 weeks (never took off a single week during my whole pregnancy!)
# of normal (vaginal) births: 1
# of healthy babies born: 1 – Winter Elizabeth Lute
Total pounds gained: 23 lbs
Total waist measurement: Good question – I honestly don’t know!
Total hours at Swedish Hospital before Winter arrived: 5 hours (1:30 pm until 6:37 pm)
Total hours in labor (defined as time after contractions started): 22 hours (8:30 pm on October 9th until 6:37 pm on October 10th)
# of weeks pregnant when I delivered: 40 weeks, 2 days (only 2 days past due!!)
# OBGYN doctors: 3 – Dr. Lewkowski & Dr. Peters (at my regular Denver office) and Dr. Caplan (at my Florida office)
# of ultrasounds: 5 – at 6 weeks, 9 weeks, 19 weeks, 33 weeks and 36 weeks
# of hours driving across the country on a roadtrip: 58+ hours (28 hours from Denver to Florida in July and 30 hours from Florida to Denver in September)
# of movements felt: TONS! This was the best part of pregnancy!
# of things I loved about being pregnant: 100s! – Feeling her movements, I loved my belly, hearing her heartbeat at appts, feeling her hiccups, etc
# of things I disliked about being pregnant: 3 – 1. sickness/fatigue of the 1st trimester, 2. feeling heavy/slow and 3. achy hips/back
Well, that’s a wrap! This pregnancy is over. I am loving motherhood so far. I can’t wait to start writing more about my experiences as they come. I already feel like I have so much to write about. With family visitors/helpers here for the past 2 weeks, I haven’t had any time for blogging. Whenever I got a chance, I have snuck away here and there to write out Winter’s birth story. So stay tuned, because I will be posting about her birth very soon! It took me hours and hours to write (and it’s very long!), so I hope you enjoy reading about it!
To tide you over, here are two more beautiful photos we got back from Winter’s newborn photography session: